ultimate audio workflow tools AudioFinder – 1 of 85 Electronic Musician’s Editors’ Choice Award. “BOOM sound designer David Osternacher talks about “AudioFinder”, a great software tool to find and organize your plethora of sound effects. When I doubleclick an audio file from within the AudioFinder browser, it opens in Even after reading the manual and attempting a dozen different times to get.
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Home Documents AudioFinder Manual. Post on Dec views. AudioFinder automates and simplifies so many tedious tasks, it’s hard to know where to start. This tool alone is worth the price of admission I’ll be using this quite a bit AudioFinder – 2 of 85Overview AudioFinder is mabual digital musician’s workflow accelerator, audio asset management system, and music production hub.
AudioFinder lets you look at what is already on your computer’s hard disks in new ways so that you will find sounds that you never knew you had.
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AudioFinder will allow you to be more creative by handling all the time-consuming tasks that slow down your music production. If you’re a digital musician who’s got hordes of sound sample files scattered all over your hard drive, this handy app will help mznual locate and audition them to aufiofinder the ones you want to use in a project. From there, you can flag all the desired files in the favorites folder and then simply import them from the folder to your audio sequencer of choice.
It also has audiofinedr BPM feature that will either guess the beats-per-minute in a drum loop or song sample for you, or let you tap out audifinder beats of the rhythm on its BPM Tap Pad to manually determine the tempo.
As well as allowing you to apply DSP, AudioFinder also helps you edit, slice, and rearrange your samples and loops quickly and musically. With AudioFinder you can build a catalog of every sound on your system, save it, search it instantly to find the sounds you need when you need them then tailor them to fit your project.
AudioFinder is the original and first sample asset management system for Mac OS X and the most frequently updated music application anywhere. Updates are always free.
This manual only scratches the surface. AudioFinder is a deep program and there are lots of hidden features, so go explore for yourself. If you find something not working as expected, please post a message on the AudioFinder website and it will be fixed ASAP.
It always helps if you can send us a crash log. Simply copy the text from the crash dialog and paste it an email addressed to software icedaudio. Post your tips or describe new ways to use AudioFinder. Help auudiofinder the community and share your knowledge and tips qudiofinder others. If you find errors or problems in this manual, or if you find a particular part confusing, please let us know.
If there is something that you feel is not covered and should be, feel free to make suggestions. Because many applications use the REX Shared Library, AudioFinder does not install it akdiofinder since, in most cases, it is already installed. Try playing a REX file. Check the Propellerheads website for the latest info: In the left hand Sidebar you will find a mixture of sound sources that can be viewed in the sound list on the right. Each selected sound is previewed in the AudioViewer majual below.
The buttons along the top of the AudioViewer feature signal processing options. Above the Sidebar there is a Popup menu entitled Library which you can use to manage the Sidebar. The Sidebar drives the views on the right side of the AudioFinder main window and allows you to organize your workflow in the way that most audiofinedr your needs. There are many interesting ways to add items and navigate by dragging.
Navigates hard drives and displays their audio contents. If you drag a file to this item AudioFinder will navigate to the folder in which majual resides. Navigates hard drives and displays their audio contents starting at a previously Bookmarked location. If you drag a file to this item AudioFinder will create a new Bookmark. It tracks your movements and clicks audiofindsr offers instant previewing of sounds directly from Finder. More on this later. A bin where you can drag sounds that you like and may want to use in a project.
It is a temporary storage location and will only keep a reference to the file. If you like, you can use the Save aufiofinder to save this list.
Scanning for sounds and accessing saved Libraries. The saved list of sounds that you audiofinver your main collection. Additional libraries can be saved using the Save menu Library Sidebar Menu. One of the most powerful and unique features in AudioFinder, Scanning searches the specified location and auduofinder folders and subfolders within it for sound files. See the section on Scanning for in-depth details. See the section on Scan Sets for more details. AudioFinder – 7 of 85 Other Saved Libraries: Previously saved Library sound collections.
The most recent searches and playback history.
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You can set the maximum number of recents in the Preferences panel. Each time you type in a search or play a file it is remembered during the session. User created Sidebar Groups. Groups allow one to group different items by mahual or other conventions.
Dragging files to a Sidebar Group creates a new Bookmarks within the Folder.
You can set custom icons and colors for your user created Sidebar Groups audiofibder items within. Sidebar Groups are not file system folders. They are a simple way to group other items in the Sidebar.
They can only contain two types of items, Libraries and Bookmarks. AudioFinder – 8 of 85Library Sidebar Menu: This menu contains the major actions that allow you to manage and configure the Sidebar and Libraries. This same menu is also available as a contextual menu on each of the items in the Sidebar. Updates the list of files. If browsing a Volume it reloads the directory and if Scanning it triggers a rescan.
Save As Main Library: Saves the current manuzl of sounds as the Main Library. Creates a new Library item based from the current list of sounds. Allows setting of a custom icon and color for the selected item in the Sidebar. Renames the currently selected item in the Sidebar. Deletes or Removes the currently selected item in the Sidebar. Creates a Folder in the Sidebar where you can keep Libraries and Bookmarks bundled together.
Scan Item Type Setup: Adds a new Bookmark based on the current location in the Bookmarks item and Organizer menuBookmarks Setup: Opens the Bookmarks Setup panel. When enabled, this detaches the AudioViewer and makes it a floating window.
Miniaturizes the AudioViewer into the Dock when it is in Free mode. Creates a new Finder window when in Free mode. The size and default location of this window may be set in the Preferences. Provides a collection of useful actions for each sound. Allows for quick access to your pre-configured third party sound tools.
Provides quick access to AudioUnits for signal processing. A handy list of your favorite AudioUnit presets. Simply selecting a preset opens the desired plug-in with the preset already loaded. Toggles instant playback of the sound.
Toggles MIDI keyboard playback of the sound. Brings manuaal AudioFinder Main Window to the front. Makes the AudioViewer stay on top of all other audiofjnder. AudioFinder – 10 of 85Transport controlsShuffle Play: Plays a random sound selection.
Plays the contents of a folder starting from the selected file. Plays the current file infinitely. Try this with drum loops for instant grooves. You could even perform with just this. L is the shortcut.
Plays the selected file. When playing, pressing it again stops. Additionally, hitting Return starts playback at the beginning of the sound regardless of where the transport slider is. The Transport Slider works a little differently than in other applications such as QuickTime.